Free Disk Space Tip: Remove Adobe Reader Installation Folders.

Every time you download and install Acrobat Reader 7, an installation folder (of approx 33MB) is created for each of the respective installations. The steps below explain how eliminating these can free up disk space.

  1. After downloading the appropriate version of Adobe Reader, start the web installer. The Netopsystems FEAD Optimizer notifies you that it is processing.
  2. When the FEAD Optimizer finishes processing, the Adobe Reader 7.0 Setup window appears. Do not click Next.
  3. Instead navigate to the Adobe Reader 7.0 installation folder located in Program Files (for example: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Setup Files\RdrBig\xxx, where xxx is the three-letter language abbreviation (ENU = English, FRA = French, DEU = German, and JPN = Japanese)).
  4. In the directory C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Setup Files\RdrBig if you had run the installation program more than once, you will see the same number of ENU directories as the respective number of times setup was run.
  5. In the case of the example above, since the setup program had been run 5 times, five ENU directories where consequently created, taking up a total of 165MB of space.
  6. Delete all ENU_ * directories.

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